Northern Division: Serving every county in Minnesota and North Dakota
Volunteer sorts food in food shelf


It’s the kindhearted volunteers like you who help fulfill our promise to do the most good. Whether you have a specific talent to offer or simply an hour of your time, The Salvation Army is the place to turn your passion into action.

First, find an opportunity below that piques your interest. Then call Kris Brown, volunteer coordinator, at 218-263-5096 or sign up online, when available. It’s that simple.

Ongoing Opportunities

  • Help prepare, cook and serve meals for hot meal program
  • Provide maintenance or janitorial services
  • Host a food drive
  • Stock, sort or distribute food for the food shelf
  • Help with produce distribution
  • Play piano for church services
  • Volunteer for holiday meal or Christmas assistance program

Bell Ringing

The easiest way to help from early November through Christmas Eve is to ring a bell at one of our iconic red kettles, raising the funds that change lives all year long. Volunteers are the difference between an empty kettle and one that raises about $30 per hour – enough to provide a family with two bags of groceries. Sign up online for a bell ringing shift.

Don’t see an opportunity here for you? Call us. We’ll find a place for anyone who wants to help.